When competing card sharps stir up Siobhán O'Sullivan’s
quiet Irish village, a poker tournament turns into a game of
Hangman . . .
In the small village of Kilbane in County Cork, for a cuppa
tea or a slice of brown bread, you go to Naomi’s Bistro,
managed by the many siblings of the lively O'Sullivan brood.
For a pint or a game of darts—or for the poker tournament
that's just come to town—it’s the pub you want.
One player’s reputation precedes him: Eamon Foley, a tinker
out of Dublin, called the Octopus for playing like he has
eight hands under the table. But when Foley is found at the
end of a rope, swinging from the rafters of Rory Mack’s pub,
it’s time for the garda to take matters into their own
hands. Macdara Flannery would lay odds it’s a simple
suicide—after all, there’s a note and the room was locked.
But Siobhán suspects foul play, as does Foley’s very
pregnant widow. Perhaps one of Foley’s fellow finalists just
raised the stakes to life and death.
With conflicting theories on the crime—not to mention the
possibility of a proposal—tensions are running high between
Siobhán and Macdara. Soon it’s up to Siobhán to call a
killer’s bluff, but if she doesn’t play her cards right, she
may be the next one taken out of the game . . .
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